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10 Interesting Facts About Cats

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10 Interesting Facts About Cats

  1. Did you know, cat’s spend about 2/3 of every day sleeping?  That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
  2. Most female cats are right pawed, while males are often lefties.  Interestingly, 90% of humans are right handed but most of the 10% who are lefties are male.  
  3. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with approximately 40 recognized breeds.
  4. Cats have been known to survive falls from over 32 stories onto concrete. This is due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet.  Even cats without a tail have this ability.
  5. When a cat rubs up against people they’re not just being affectionate. It’s also to mark it’s territory with scent glands located near its face. The tail area and paws also carry the cat’s scent.
  6. Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs.
  7. The smallest wildcat today is the Black-footed cat. The females are less than 20 inches (50 cm) long and can weigh as little as 2.5 lbs (1.2 kg).a
  8. Cats can’t taste sweetness.
  9. Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans. Infact, cats can change their meow to manipulate a human. They often imitate a human baby when they need food, for example.
  10. A cat’s brain is 90% similar to a human’s — more similar than to a dog’s.

Cats are awesome but so are all pets. Netflix is celebrating pets this month and they have pulled together  a few of their favorite dogs, cats and even monkeys who hit the big screen. Aside from being completely adorable, these loyal companions can deliver important lessons on courage, protection and love.

Netflix Streamteam1 For the littles:

1. Pet Party
2. Clifford’s Puppy Days
3. Littlest Pet Shop
4. The Adventures of Milo and Otis
5. Snow Buddies
6. Sabrina, The Animated Series


Netflix Streamteam  For bigger kids:

1. The Adventures of Puss in Boots
2. Annie
3. Step Dogs
4. Jumanji
5. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
6. Air Bud
7. Monkey Trouble


Netflix Streamteam2
1. Anchorman 2
2. Frasier
3. Family Guy
4. Friends
5. Red Dog
6. Wilfred

Deals4Dummies is part of the Netflix Stream Team. Information was provided for this post, however all opinions remain our own.

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About Ashley

Ashley is mommy to an amazing princess, Maddilyn. She enjoys cooking, DIY projects, horse back riding, and taking her daughter to the beach, park and children's museum!


  1. I can totally vouch for the first fact, my oldest cat sleeps almost the entire day; you rarely see him off the bed!

  2. Now I am perplexed. You said cats can’t taste sweetness but we have a cat that only likes to eat sweets. You throw down turkey he will ignore it. Pumpkin pies, ice cream, cookies, etc. and he is all over it! Wonder what the draw is.

  3. I love cats. We have had our cat for over 10 years – but I grew up with them. This is also a great list of movies! Thanks for sharing. love the fun facts – I knew them but didn’t know all of the reasons.

  4. You forgot to mention that deep down inside they are evil and will attack you when you aren’t looking. ;)

  5. Aww what a cutie! I have always been a cat person, I grew up around them and later in life had several. I thought I would have know some of these facts!

  6. Heather Garcia says:

    We are new kitten owners, we got them in July. When we first got them my girls would not let them sleep during the day, poor lil kitty’s.

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